Category: akhenaten

Akhenaten, known before the fifth year of hi…

Akhenaten, known before the fifth year of his reign as Amenhotep IV (sometimes given its Greek form, Amenophis IV, and meaning “Amun Is Satisfied”)
It was Akhenaten who first initiated the appearance of the god, Aten, by formulating a didactic name for him. Hence, in the early years of his reign, the sun god Re-Horakhty, traditionally depicted with a hawk’s head, became identical to Aten, who was again worshipped as a god, rather than as an object associated with the sun god.
18th dynasty, 1353 – 1336 BC.

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~ Relief of King Akhenaten.

Place of origin: Middle Egypt, probably Amarna

Period: New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Akhenaten

Date: ca. 1353-1336 B.C.

Medium: Limestone

National Museums Scotland

grandegyptianmuseum: Stela of Akhenaten and …

grandegyptianmuseum:

Stela of Akhenaten and his family

Relief depicting king Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten), his wife Nefertiti and their children under rays of the sun god Aten, from Tell al-Amarna. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca.1353-1336 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum of Berlin.

marmarinos: Egyptian bust of Pharaoh Akhenaten…

marmarinos:

Egyptian bust of Pharaoh Akhenaten, dated to the mid 14th century BCE. Sandstone. Currently located in the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (also known as the Egyptian Museum) in Cairo, Egypt.

A bust of the 18th dynasty pharaoh Akhenaten (…

A bust of the 18th dynasty pharaoh Akhenaten (also known as Amenhotep IV). Now in the National Museum in Alexandria.

totenbuch: Egyptian Turquoise Glass Inlay of …

totenbuch:

Egyptian Turquoise Glass Inlay of Akhenaten, New Kingdom, Amarna Period, Dynasty XVIII, c. 1353-1336 BC The Amarna Period was an era of Egyptian history during the latter half of the Eighteenth Dynasty when the royal residence of the pharaoh and his queen was shifted to Akhetaten (‘Horizon of the Aten’) in what is now Amarna. It was marked by the reign of Amenhotep IV, who changed his name to Akhenaten (1353–1336 BC) in order to reflect the dramatic change of Egypt’s polytheistic religion into one where a sun-god Aten was worshiped over all other gods. Aten was not solely worshipped (the religion was not monotheistic), however, it was close as the rest of the gods were worshipped to a significantly lesser degree. The Egyptian pantheon of the equality of all gods and goddesses was restored under Akhenaten’s successor. Other rulers of this period include Amenhotep III, Smenkhkare, Neferneferuaten, Tutankhamun, Ay, and Horemheb.

grandegyptianmuseum: Bas-relief depicting Ame…

grandegyptianmuseum:

Bas-relief depicting Amenhotep IV (Pharaoh Akhenaten) and his wife Nefertiti worshiping the solar disc Aten, from Tell el-Amarna. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Bas-relief depicting Amenhotep IV (Pharaoh A…

Bas-relief depicting Amenhotep IV (Pharaoh Akhenaten) and his wife Nefertiti worshiping the solar disc Aten, from Tell el-Amarna. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

A bust of the 18th dynasty pharaoh Akhenaten (…

A bust of the 18th dynasty pharaoh Akhenaten (r.1353-1336 BC). Now the

Alexandria National Museum.

Talatat wall from the temple of Akhenaten at…

Talatat wall from the temple of Akhenaten at Karnak. Now in the Luxor Museum.